SMALL CAP BOLTS
We recently reviewed a locker that the bolts had backed out of the small cap. This is the third time in the past four years that this has occured. We have determined that in all cases the problem was the result of improperly securing the bolts with loctite as discussed in the installation instructions. The instructions clearly state "APPLY HIGH STRENGTH LOCTITE (RED) TO BOLTS". Failure to follow this step or failure to insure the bolt threads are clean can result in the bolts backing out. As an additional safety measure beginning in September 2009 we will begin to ship lockers with bolts that have drilled heads for the small cap. A piece of .032 stainless steel safety wire will be included in the kits along with instructions on how to safety wire the bolts. This is an old practice used in the aviation industry and it insures an absolutely secured bolt. We would encourage the installer to use BOTH the loctite and the safety wire method for securing the bolts.
IMPROVED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Check out the "SUPPORT" tab of this website to view and print new improved installation instructions. The instructions include an illustrated parts section as well as locker service instructions. We will continue to enhance these instructions to insure a customer has the best and latest information possible when installing and servicing the OX locker.
We invite your comments and inputs on these instructions. If you come onto a little trick while doing an installation that you would like to share with us and your fellow OX owners drop us a line.
Feel free to e-mail Chip at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or installation pictures you have and we will incorporate them on the website for everyone to see and benefit from.
ORDER REPLACEMENT PARTS ON-LINE
Now you can order all replacement parts on-line.
- Click on the "Support" tab of the website.
- Select the locker you wish to purchase a
replacement part for.
- Move to the illustrated parts page of the
- Click on the desired part from the
The part will appear and you can complete the purchase.
ELECTRONIC SHIFTER OPTION
A few months ago we introduced the air shifter option for the OX locker. Now we have the electronic shifter option as well. This provides the OX locker user an opportunity to decide how he wants to shift the locker. Many of our loyal customers continue to like the manual direct link shifting configuration but we have had many requests for other options and now they are available. The great news is that both the air shifter and the electronic shifter will retrofit to all OX locker configurations.
Note the "Vehicle Applications" tab on the website. Now you can determine your OX locker vehicle application on-line. Always remember if you have any questions about your specific application you can always talk to Chip at 727-230-7803 or by email at email@example.com.
OX-USA continues to expand its dealer network. Most dealers offer installation services in the event you are not prepared to undertake the project yourself. Simply click on the "OUR DEALERS" tab of this website to find a dealer near you. If you know a shop in your area that does great work let us know about it and we will work with them to offer the OX-USA locker product line. Pass your input and pictures of your favorite shop to Chip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
The best way for us to be responsive to you is for us to hear from you. E-mail us with what's on your mind. Do you have ideas on how to improve our product? Let us know. Do you want to share your experiences with your fellow 4X4'ers? Send them in and we will post them on the website. We love to hear from you. E-mail us at email@example.com.